What is a private tutor? Did Donald Trump order one?
A US appeals court has reversed a decision to allow an independent attorney to lead the investigation into documents recovered from Donald Trump’slorida estate.
The Ministry of Justice had appealed a decision to appoint a private master, an independent lawyer, to oversee the investigation. A US federal appeals court heard the case this week.
That’s all you need to know:
What is a private tutor?
President Trump had asked for a master special, and that’s when a special counsel would be appointed to lead an independent investigation. He or she must be from outside the government.
The private master has the power to prosecute, if necessary, any person suspected of crimes. Trump had asked one of them to lead the investigation into documents seized from his property in Mar-a-Lago,lorida.
Was a private master appointed?
CNN reported that Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed a special counsel to lead the investment in the “national defense information retention at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort and portions of the January 6, 2021 insurrection.” But the Justice Department has appealed the decision, saying it is delaying its criminal investigation.
What did the courts say about Mr. Private?
A US federal appeals court completed an independent review of documents seized from Donald Trump’slorida estate, clearing an obstacle that the Justice Department said had delayed its criminal investigation into the retention of top-secret government information. The three-judge panel’s decision represents a major win for federal prosecutors, clearing the way for them to use the entire body of documents seized during anBI search in Mar-a-Lago on Aug. 8 as part of their investigation.
It also amounts to a sharp dismissal of the arguments by the former president’s attorneys, who have argued for months that he is entitled to have a so-called “private master” conduct an impartial review of the thousands of documents taken from the property.
Why is Donald Trump being investigated?
Upon his departure from office, chiefs must transfer all of their documents and emails to the National Archives. TheBI is investigating whether Trump improperly handled the records by taking them from the White House when he left office in January 2021.
The investigation began in January 2022, when a team from the National Archives visited Mar-a-Lago, the former president’s residence in Palm Beach,lorida, and retrieved 15 boxes containing 148 classified documents. Some of these records were mixed with other records, while others contained “handwritten notes” by Trump.
In June, Trump’s representatives claimed they had conducted a “relentless search” to find any other top-secret materials — and they claimed it had all been returned. However, theBI returned again to Mar-a-Lago on August 8 – this time looking at the property as prosecutors believed the former president still possessed “dozens” of boxes “likely to contain classified information.”
In a search on Aug. 8, theBI said it removed more than 100 classified documents from the former president’s residence. The agents found documents in both the storage room and Trump’s office desk. Some of the classified material reportedly contained information about nuclear weapons.